Last week, I teased you guys with the promise of a zucchini bread recipe.
Interestingly, I found out later that the day I made these on a whim was actually National Bread Zucchini Bread day. Maybe I have the foodie holidays memorized and I just don’t know about it? Odd.
Anyway, this was my first time making zucchini bread so I adapted from several different recipes. I get recipe inspiration quite often, but when I do it with baking things don’t usually turn out so well. And by not so well, I really mean that the raccoons and deer living in my backyard usually end up getting a nice treat. Baking: 1. Stefanie: 0.
Well, this time I surprised myself. In the best way possible. My muffins (and bread) came out super tasty. Delicious, even. So allow me to pat myself on the back because, friends, this may never happen again.
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
(recipe makes 2 loaves, 24 muffins, or 1 loaf and 12 muffins)
2 C. whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 C. almond flour
1/4 C. coconut flour
if you don’t have almond or coconut flour, add 1 more C. of whole wheat flour
1 t. baking powder
1 t. freshly ground sea salt
2 tsp. pumpkin spice
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 C. brown sugar(optional)
1/8 C. milk (almond)
1/2 C. coconut oil, melted
1/2 C. applesauce(pumpkin or banana would work as well)
3 T. vanilla extract
2 T. liquid vanilla stevia (optional)
3 C. shredded and drained zucchini (grate with a cheese grater and squeeze out excess liquid)
1/2 C. chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Mix together all of the dry ingredients (flours, baking powder, sugar, spices).
In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut oil, milk, and applesauce. Then whisk in the vanilla extract and liquid stevia.
Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients while stirring. Once well combined, fold in the zucchini and the chocolate chips.
Pour half the mixture into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper (or spritzed with nonstick spray/coconut oil).
Use the other half for another loaf or 12 muffins.
For the bread, bake for roughly 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
For the muffins, bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
So take your pick. Muffins?
Or be like me and choose both! It’s fun to have options.